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Meaning of ELOQUENCE

Pronunciation:  'elukwuns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  powerful and effective language

ELOQUENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: fluency
 See Also: expressive style, style



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\El"o*quence\, n. [F. ['e]loquence, L. eloquentia, fr.
eloquens. See {Eloquent}.]
1. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in
   public; the power of expressing strong emotions in
   striking and appropriate language either spoken or
   written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.

         Eloquence is speaking out . . . out of the abundance
         of the heart.                         --Hare.

2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and
   persuasive speech.

         Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes. --Pope.

         The hearts of men are their books; events are their
         tutors; great actions are their eloquence.

3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.

         O, let my books be then the eloquence And dumb
         presagers of my speaking breast.      --Shak.

Syn: Oratory; rhetoric.

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